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Old 16th Jul 2012, 08:12
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V-TAIL BONANZA CRITIQUE

Latest AUSTRALIAN FLYING mag has a most entertaining (and possibly alarming) story of one man's long-lingering concerns about the FTDK's structural integrity and other design quirks. Jim Davis's association with the type goes back to 1952.

His controversial views are probably more about increasing circulation than airing airworthiness concerns of any relevance today. Still, going by the figures he had dug up it has a shocking history of fatalities.

The only reference on the magazine's website (without subscribing) -

*The Type Hog: Walter Beech’s Famous V-tail – We love it, Jim hates it. Wherever it went, the legendary Beech Type 35 Bonanza was revered or reviled.
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